This antique, Scandinavian folk art chair was created by wheelwright Lars Pedersen and is a prime example of Danish country furniture. With owner's monogram PLS BSD/ Sid paa mig og hviil dig/ (Have a seat and give yourself a rest), Anno AAR 1817.
LITERATURE Literature (similar chair illustrated): Axel Steenberg, Danske bondemÌüble, Volume 1, 1959, front cover and p.108.
MAKER Lars (Hugger) Pedersen (Danish, 1791-1860)
DATE Dated 1817
DIMENSIONS Width 27 Depth 23 Height 41 in. Seat: Height 18 in.
CONDITION Note: traces of later paint.